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up next on a second look. when a juvenile commits a serious crime should that person be september -- sent to prison for life? a judge says not always. hello everyone i'm frank somerville and welcome the a second look. the month the supreme court is considering appeals by three men sentenced for life without parol for crimes they committed while they were juveniles.
one prohibited sentencing juveniles for life without parol for crimes other than murder. the second prohibited automatic sense of of life without parol and required judges. ktvu's norene jaramillo explains. many people who live here are tall too familiar with the signs and billboards. >> i've seen it so many times it's saturday. but kid are used to it. the community is younger to. they want to get tough with you've nile offenders. >> kids who kit mudders all day long. >> you should be considered an adult, when you do an adult
crime you should watch out for yourself. the district ár district attorney's office. california voters changed a lot to allow prosecutors to direct tile. that owns second delimit for complete shar the d.a. says the now ctlol found pamela vacelli. proctor is accused of gunning down delasalle football star kelly last year on the streets of richmond. proctors attorney does not believe his khraoeupd ár client should be tried as an adult. he was 15 years and 2 months old at the time that the
homicide occurred. he was in the ninth tkpwraáeurt. and he was a child. deputy public te tepid, does that thaeus and but richmond police say they believe charging teens as adults h vie rent lent crime by you've niles. >> i see the way, keys to carry the drugs to carry the guns. with some of the sentencing and intervention that is no longer the case. >> lava says not true. that you've nile crime has been trending down for a decade and he believes there's another problem. lava says in california, more more. >> african americans, asian americans and hispanics are three to four times more likely to be charged in adult court
than our wives. thaárs certainly a very unusual concern. >> reporter: and one of the cabbies has a lot to do with it. >> when i view a case i look at it in a color blind matter i look at the circumstances of the case and that has been completed tkpwáeupls henn, that has been successful. >> reporter: contra costa county district attorney says there are. >> so we look at a murder and we're probably going to directly file that without any consideration or concern about what this individual's behavior background is. >> reporter: in the last year the district attorney's office
has direct filed all of four of its you've nile murder cases plus six other cases rounding from sexual assault to attempted murder to robbery. as juvenile offenders car part brostter. most juvenile nile defensors are rereceived. but in today's court both. >> this does not benefit from having people locked up for a very lengthy periods of time for an offense that was committed at a time when they were a child. >> on the streets of richmond the debate continues. >> a child is a child. what crime or behavior changes that fact. >> they don't need to be getting away from it. >> that woman's opinion seems to be the one that's prevaluing. >> a gun process leaves a.
>> and a bit later. >> a woman says to life without parol at age 18 talks about her crime as a law is proposed to eliminate that sentence in california. [son] she has no idea.
[man] no one told her,right? [son]hi! [mom screams]
welcome back to a second look. tonight the controversial lead practice of sentencing you've niles -- juveniles to crimes they committed as juveniles. one of them is andrew moffit. he was 17 years old when he took part in a bank robbery in 2005. his 18-year-old partner shot and killed pittsburg police
officer. 36-year-old officer larry lassiter a hundred and soon the to be father. last night officers lashed at her. we're serging for two armed men suspected of robbing in this area. >> because moving in the brush he ordered the suspect what he thought was the suspect to show them his hands and come out of the area. and struck him twice. >> i opened the door and i heard the shot. i was like oh my tkpwoápbs. why not. then another, then another. >> he wasn't moving alone. he was just standing there. >> he was in front of the -- >> police have arrested and
booked 19-year-old alexandre rechard. >> my son's motto that he lives by a -z a marine corp. captain and as a police, as an individual we lead by example and in delirium tremenses to come and become an organ donor. my son will be giving life to other individuals. and he continues to lead by example. >> phyllis loya is surrounded by what she calls a circle of love. officers joined her. lasster was wearing body armour but a bullet to the neck it proved fatal. this is the second time in two years that a prettyburg police
has been called in the lute of duty. lazziter curved in the police force. because of his reputation in the police academy his colleagues say they didn't consider him a rookie cop at all. that meant his violent death even harder to bear. and any of his fellow cops are under going counseling. a week later we reported on the funeral for lassiter. >> people gathered today to say goodbye to man el -- goodbye to a man who has served the bay
area. >> the night officer lassiter was gunned down while chasing two suspected gang robbers, officer gaylor was right behind him. >> on saturday i was with dave on this same trail. where he lost his life for the oath that he swore. and again larry was first. >> reporter: his mother remembers the son she last saw her son. >> that day was no different than any other day. my son stood up and leaned over and said i have to go. i love you mom and kissed me. three days after the bank robbery and shooting the two teenagers accused in the killing of officer lassiter appeared in court. gasia mikaelian was there. >> if you do not have a seat out of the courtroom, okay. >> several friends and family members of the two suspects
were turned away from the already full courtroom this afternoon. but the mother of pittsburg police officer was seated to watch alexander hamilton the man police said pulled the trigger. outside the courtroom alexander hamilton's brother said in addition to supporting hamilton, the family is praying for the father and -- praying for the family. cameras were not allowed to -- moffett who was 17 at the time of the trial turned himself
today. he will be tried at an adult. >> thinking he was orb or look appropriate to watch. the judge which sentenced galveston to death he is currently on death ru. moffett was originally sentenced to life without parol. the judge. >>ed him again to life without parol. he appeared again and it is that sentence that is currently before the california supreme court. when we come back on a second look. kids pulling the trigger. the effort to turn that around. >> and a bill later all in the family. the striking number of state police index who are family member who is are also incarcerated. [ sports announcer ] here's another one, alyson dudek.
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without the possibility of parol. in 2008, san francisco's assemblyman leland yee would introduce legislation to do away with life without parol for you've nile -- juvenile incarceration. bob mackenzie began in 2008 when he began to campaign. >> none of us can look at a 16- year-old who's brain is still developing. who is still an addless dent and know whether ten years or in the cate of aaron in 19 years you have an victim who is in fact, one who would be. >> who knows if some of these youngsters that we are now putting in prison for the rest of their life. thaoáes he's a tremendous asset. it's a waste of resources that are particularly troubling for
me. >> the state senator is now considering asemime man's bill jill. would make it srez -- at age 11: cruzan was an honor student she made a 36-year-old man named gigi. he befriended her. got her lavish gifts. >> he had sick with her when i was 13. >> reporter: that week, she turned up after a prostitute. after years of abuse by the pimple she killed him. >> he deserves punishment. you just don't take anybody's life and think they're okay.
how much i love her. >> but daniel horowits believes that laws are short low candies. should presummit bring be right without the possibility of parol. and the birden within the on the defendant. >> reporter: the jury convicted scott deleski with special circumstances. geleski was 16 at the time of the killing. >> i can guarantee you that no victim's families want to go to parol hearings, look at the killer or know some killer
especial away. perhaps the surprise is the age of many of the victims and many of the perpetrators. police say they're seeing an inkraoz number of teenagers getting shot or being the shooter. >> an amazingly hot afternoon in emeryville. adults in this popcorner the football practice say the men could make a difference for these pint sized players. >> we have to hold it together. >> forsun keen duo. today she is trying to keep her grand charm away in program. >> i can't do all i can as a parent and keep them off the street. >> police is where nor -- more
children are risking being shot. 115 of the victims were minors. police say 156 of the systems were under 1816 there's more power. >> some of the guns they were using now. i mean they used to be a reinvolver. maybe ten years ago now these kids are in position of automatic reps. rifles. >> police and team say part of the country are guns are too easily available. >> you can just ask around. if you know people. >> it would take them days to figure out how to report to school. >> cameron visiting young shooting victims. the goal of her program, gulf urpd fire and.
>> it's always i'm going to go back and shoot so and so. >> timmons family looks for adult mentors. >> if there's a parent available they might not be able to give you and there's nothing but friends. often times these are the same reason why. >> and surface a group worth soft some of the gang starts they are repute -l. so easy and he says the best. that's a place where we really have the opportunity to identify what is the problem. >> they can get a gun quicker than they can get a pistol now. >> hit the bag.
his the ball. >> tom walker's 13-year-old nephew was blinded in a gym shooting. he says half the battle is keeping him in school. >> the goal is to get young people out of the cross fire and headed toward a brighter future. when we come back on a second look. when crime is the family business. the large percentage of prison members who's loved ones are also locked up.
the term family business is a familiar one. it's the idea that kids will go into the same livelihood as their parents. it seem that is might also unfortunately be true when it comes to crime. a federal report shows a large percentage of prison inmates also had relatives who were serving time. rob roth first brought us this report. >> reporter: if you're behind the gates and airport at the --
his dad william hill received a life sentence. the son followed the father into prison. >> when i did get involved in robberies. i did feel that i had the right to do it. you know nothing because nobody owed me anything. it was just the lifestyle i had grew up in. >> but for daryl hill that's not to satisfy two of his sons were also in state penitentiary, why nothing anybody else brought. >> there's nothing proud, nothing happen. nothing to cooperaten by. i fit herrer dave. >> a justice defendant finds that nearly 5 inches in state
prison have relatives that are related. daryl hill not only followed his father into crime he joined him. darnell says he hardly knew his job a career criminal. then in 1990 father and the then 22-year-old darnell kidnapped a father and young daughter while the victims were coming out of a movie theater. my moe cushion was with my father and my how. what's going on? why is this just taking a turn for the worse. the u.s. department of of health and human services. corrections officials think thattest mate may be concerning. juvenile country key cheveski. >> it's very painful to watch
because when you watch a youngster who you to of know for a long time. and i thought you had helped each. >> he says solutions are hard to come by. sometimes parents and teachers don't accept the help. >> if we can get the parents to get involved even on a small degree. the kids also does better. if the.s are just willing to ignore for the worse. >> and most of the people are signed up for the walking tours. >> you should be the very person to tell him. hey this doesn't feel good. >> more mentoring programs for children of coffee can help.
so can better education and jobs so that crime isn't all in the family. that's it for this week's second look. i'm frank somerville. we'll see you again next week. results.
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